To you and your family for the opportunity to restore the '56. Jon and I had a great time! I was very grateful for the help with the hay loader. I was not looking forward to the hard grind of pulling up the car by hand. Done in the past but %$%#@$^ it is hard. Kudos to the loader and owner!!
My grandson Andy love it so for now it looks as if Jon and his boy are the caretakers. Jon promised me he would finish it so I have given him all of the parts needed to finish it. I even had a power seat assembly set back so now he can add power seat to match up to the power windows. I asked him for a weeks worth of coffee for the parts and driving rights when it is complete. Smart kid. He agreed....
He cleaned out the floors/trunk and as we all suspected NO ROT!! Good old western desert cars! Jon is a high end automotive painter and body man in my brother's shop so it is in worthy hands. I provided an early take off 322 engine with a 4barrel and Dynaflo with less than 20k miles. I pulled it out of a wreck in 1978 and have had it "pickled" in a building. It should make a great drivetrain for the convertible.
Thank you so much to you and your family!! We will keep you updated.